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20 Cards in this Set

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vector field
a region domain set with a vector assigned at each point; vector function
scalar field
a region with a number assigned at each point
the distance east or west of the prime meridian measure in degrees
the distance north or south of the equator, measured in degrees
coordinate system
any method that uses numbers to represent a point, line or the like
the gaseous portion of a planet; the plant's envelope of air; one of the traditional subdivisions of Earth's physical environment
the water portion of Earth
the riid outer layer of Earth, including the crust and uppermantle
contour interval
on a topographical map, tells the distance in elevation between adjacent contour lines
north star
contour line
line on a topographic map that indicates an elevation; every point along contour line has some elevation
contour map
a topographic map on which the shape of the land surface is shown by contour lines, the relative spacing of the lines indicating the relative slope of the surface
the slope of a stream over a certain distance
a great circle of the Earth passing through the poles and any given point on the Earth's surface
a line on a map, chart, or graph, connecting
the height of anything above a given planetary reference plain
the influence of some agent as electricity or gravitation, considered as existing at a ll points in space and deined by the force it would exert on an object placed at any point in space (electric field, magnetic field)
mental or physical representation of an object, process or event
oblate sheroid
sphere that is wider at the equilatorial diameter
something that is in line with, or facing the exact same direction, and will always be fixed width apart (latitude lines)